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From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

1. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

2. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic coach journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

3. From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

Take the traditional cogwheel train with open windows up to Schynige Platte, almost 2000 meters in altitude. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the impressive mountains of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau during the 50-minute ride. Enjoy the sounds of the alpenhorn, the Swiss traditional instrument, with a free live concert daily from 11 AM-2 PM. See the famous edelweiss flowers at close range at the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden where they grow along with the black lobelia, the paradise lily and around 650 other species in an easily accessible environment. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant and take in the amazing views. Enjoy a short stroll or try a 6-hour mountain tour. For children, the wooden cow Lily and her friends invite the little ones to play at the new playground right next to the mountain hotel. Parents can make themselves comfortable at the playground and be enchanted by the stunning mountain panorama.

Zurich: Day trip to Schilthorn, Thrill Walk, and Bond World

4. Zurich: Day trip to Schilthorn, Thrill Walk, and Bond World

An unforgettable journey through the Alps and walk in the footsteps of James Bond at the top of Schilthorn! At an altitude of 2970 m, enjoy the spectacular view, over 200 peaks and the famous Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond with the interactive exhibition! Relive the mythical scenes of the movie "At His Majesty's Secret Service". The Skyline Walk is a gateway that offers you thrills! It overlooks a vertical wall and offers a panoramic view under your feet! Continue your visit with the thrill walk and walk 200 cliffs on suspended footbridge an adventure full of sensation in the middle of a unique landscape waiting for you! Take a break at the restaurant Piz Gloria which turns on itself to offer you a spectacular 360 * view. Then enjoy a free time in Interlaken before your return.

Interlaken: Cheese and Chocolate Full-Day Food Tour

5. Interlaken: Cheese and Chocolate Full-Day Food Tour

Enjoy a full-day food and sightseeing tour of Gruyères and Bern, with round-trip private transfers from Interlaken. Following a hotel pick-up, drive to the French part of Switzerland and the village of Gruyères in the Fribourg Canton. Visit the famous Gruyère cheese factory to learn the secrets of the tasty semi-firm Swiss cheese. Then, explore the medieval streets of Gruyères Old Town. Enjoy a snack in the futuristic HR Giger Bar, but save some space for dessert. After lunch, go to the Cailler chocolate factory, where you will get to sample as many pralines and chocolate bits as you can manage following a tour of the production facilities. Continue to La Gruyère Lake to take panoramic photos of the slopes of La Berra and Le Gibloux. Drive on to Bern to tour the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Surrounded on 3 sides by the Aare River, the picturesque city boasts significant houses, bridges, and public buildings of the 13th to 18th centuries. Admire the Renaissance-style Parliament Building of the 19th century, and the 13th-century Zytglogge clock tower with its 15th-century astronomical clock face. See the old Bärengraben (Bear Pit) and adjacent BärenPark, where the city’s symbolic bears are now kept.

From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

6. From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

Depart from Geneva and begin your day trip to the Swiss Alps. At Interlaken, board the train from Lauterbrunnen that will bring you up to Europe’s highest station at Jungfraujoch. At an altitude of 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), enjoy spectacular views over the highest glacier on the continent.   When at the top, wander into the heart of the glacier as you walk through the ice tunnel and explore the “Alpine Sensation” - a 250-meter (820-foot) tunnel. Step onto a moving walkway that will transport you through an exhibition about the history of Jungfrau and the development of tourism in the Alps.   Venture out onto the Sphinx observation platform, that offers one of the best views of the surrounding mountain range. Spy some of the most famous peaks of Switzerland, such as Eiger and Mönch.   Once you are back at the feet of the mountains, enjoy some free time in Interlaken. Then board the bus that will take you back to your starting point, while marveling at the beautiful scenery along the way.

Interlaken City Tour & Harder Mountain Private Tour

7. Interlaken City Tour & Harder Mountain Private Tour

Enjoy a city tour in Interlaken and a short excursion to the local hill with your private tour guide, just you and your guide. Take a relaxed walk through the main street in Interlaken and admire the fantastical views, from the mountains to the meadow in the middle of the city center. Pass the Casino with its historical building and cross the Aare river, which connects both lakes. Learn some information about developing tourism in Interlaken from your private tour guide. After spending the time in Interlaken, ride the cable car up to the local peak Harder, where you have a spectacular view of the lakes and the high alpine mountains.

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

8. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.   Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11,333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany.  Walk through the "Alpine Sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland.  According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg.  From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end.. 

From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

9. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

Explore the mountain of Jungfraujoch, known as the "Top of Europe" in the Bernese Alps, connecting the two four-thousand peaks Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 meters (11,371 ft) above sea level. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Bern. Board an intercity train for 1 hour to Interlaken, where you will change onto a local train. After 20 minutes, arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. Ride the cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports. At Keine Scheidegg, change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you to the top of the mountain. During the ride, the train will make a scenic stop in the middle of the tunnel. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, take a 1-hour walking tour through the tunnel system. If the weather conditions are good, you may be able to see the Black Forest in Germany from the terrace. Continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely outdoor spot covered in snow. Finish the walking tour by passing through a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. Stop for lunch at 1 of the 3 restaurants in Jungfraujoch - your guide will be happy to assist you or join you for lunch. After lunch, take in the views and enjoy the mountain air, before you head back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. Make an optional stop in Grindelwald if desired, before returning back to Bern via the same route where you will be dropped at your hotel. 

Switzerland: Digital Swiss Coupon Pass

10. Switzerland: Digital Swiss Coupon Pass

Experience the highlights of Switzerland with the Swiss Coupon Pass and enjoy selected 2-for-1 benefits in 11 cities: Basel, Bern, Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lugarno, Montreux, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Zermatt and Zurich.  With the 100 exclusive 50% discount coupons save over 4,500 Swiss Francs and discover many attractions and activities in all of Switzerland. Enjoy countless discounts at restaurants, take a gourmet cruise and use your vouchers for a lavish shopping tour. Visit museums and leisure parks, see the highlights of the city on a guided tour or cruise through the city on a Segway. Discount offers available for: • Tourist attractions, adventure parks, museums • Guided Tours on foot, by coach, mini-Train and Segway • Restaurants (Swiss and international cuisine) • UNESCO Sites and Swiss Castles • Swiss mountain and cruise tours and dining experiences • Entrance fees for pools and thermal baths • Rentals (cars, motorcycles, bicycles and sports equipment) • Chocolate, milk, and cheese experiences • Europcar (discount and additional driver for free)

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Trip was busy but well ogranised - recommend arriving early for the coach as it was full so you may not be seated together if you are a group/family. Travel to destinations was quick and scenery on way and while there was stunning! Guide was very good at explaining various sites on the way.

We had the most incredible experience. Our tour guides and driver were wonderful. The trip itself was beyond incredible. A once in a lifetime experience that everyone should have. Thank you for such an excellent adventure.

A beautiful experience! I loved everything from start to finish!! I would repeat myself without thinking, both the guide and the driver very cordial and attentive to each of the tourists who were on the excursion.

The trip was very well organised, our guide was excellent, and the overall experience was excellent. The weather was also on our side, and the views during the day were breathtaking.

Really beautiful experience. The tour guide was absolutely friendly and welcoming. The views and scenery are just awesome!!!